worn driftwood--
a bird the river has carved
above the falls

—Barry George

About the author: Barry George is a regular contributor to the leading English-language haiku journals. His work has appeared in German, French, Romanian, and Japanese translations; in A New Resonance 2: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku (United States), and The New Haiku (United Kingdom); and in numerous annual Red Moon Anthologies. He has been a winner in the Gerald Brady, Betty Drevniok, Mainichi Daily News, and Kaji Aso Studio contests, as well as a Poetry Finalist for the Pew Fellowships in the Arts. A featured poet at the 2007 Robert Frost Poetry Festival in Key West, Florida, he lives in Philadelphia.


Responses to the haiku for 14 June 2004 by Barry George

    annete (pinkflamingo at irishnation dot com)
    2004-06-14 15:57:03

    very descriptive of ireland i thougth ta

    H. Gene Murtha (Genemurt at cs dot com)
    2004-06-14 17:16:05

    hey Barry!

    See you in Boston if you are going?

    Loved how you have shown this image of a bird
    carved in driftwood, actually, I have a piece
    in one of my backyard gardens. This reminds
    me of watching cloud-shapes; sort of.



    ed markowski (1elmarko at comcast dot net)
    2004-06-14 18:36:34

    the surfer speaks wistfully
    of a far away beach

    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-06-14 21:30:14

    Clean water of river
    above a nest from the wood:
    the bird's blue eyes

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-06-15 03:34:09

    worn, usually the condition of driftwood
    somewhat repetitive. by it's(driftwood) detachment from it's formal self, gives rise to one's imagination. good all in all

    2004-06-15 09:13:18

    the million ants run in death chambers
    down the river

    2004-06-15 10:05:22

    water and time warp
    wood into art

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-06-17 08:03:52

    driftwood --
    cast ashore
    my walks, lost in remembrance